Items tagged with Android

Facebook overhauled its Android app for emerging markets last year, but even the slimmed-downed version might give some smartphones a run for their money. Enter Facebook Lite for Android, an app that promises to work “in all network conditions.” The... Read more...
Motorola released the Nexus 6 to much fanfare back in early November. The Nexus 6 was the high-profile launch vehicle for the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. As we reported in our review, the Nexus 6 packs in plenty of high-end hardware... Read more...
It appears that the photocopiers are running at full steam in the tech world. In mid-November, Nokia showed no mercy with its Android-based N1 tablet that looks like a near clone of Apple’s iPad mini. Today, Hewlett-Packard is jumping onboard with... Read more...
Dell has been strategically setting-up their new Venue 8 7000 tablet for cameo appearances over the past few months, starting back at Intel Developer's Forum in September of last year, then again at Dell World in November, and of course at CES 2015... Read more...
We learned last week that HTC plans to launch its next generation flagship — whether you call it the One (M9) or “Hima” — at the 2015 Mobile World Congress on March 1. Yesterday, it was revealed that a new smartwatch would be launched alongside the... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones and tablets, Samsung has relied heavily on Google’s Android mobile operating system. Android dominates the smartphone and tablet markets, and Samsung has done its best to differentiate its Android offerings by overlaying... Read more...
Wondering about the status of your Android 5.0 Lollipop update? And do you own an HTC device? If you can answer "Yes" to both questions, then we have answers. Here's the good news -- those of your rocking an HTC One (M7 or M8) can expect to receive... Read more...
Android users who are feeling bummed over the fact that Adobe's Lightroom for mobile has been available on iOS for a few months now have reason to smile today -- it's now available on Android, too! There is a caveat, however, which is that it's only... Read more...
Google’s efforts to build a modular, “LEGO” smartphone are coming closer to fruition. When we last visited Project Ara back in late December, Google was in the midst of testing early version of its Spiral 2 prototypes. At the time, project lead Paul... Read more...
Star Trek’s universal translator is coming closer to fruition, and we have companies like Microsoft and Google to thank for the advances in this field. Microsoft’s Skype Translator, which is currently in beta, translates Skype video chats in both... Read more...
The earlier reports were off by a month, but at least Samsung’s Tizen-based Z1 smartphone is finally a reality. After nearly a year of stalling, failed launches, and developer apathy, the Z1 is launching in India for a relatively low 5,700 rupees... Read more...
Back in early November, HTC made its intentions known that it would begin updating its flagship One (M8) smartphone to Android 5.0 Lollipop by early February; further confirmation of that rollout schedule came last week. Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of... Read more...
Samsung is reportedly considering a move to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, at least for its lower cost handsets. Part of the reason Samsung might make the switch from Android to Windows Phone in the entry-level space is because it determined... Read more...
Google created Android as an open platform with the intent that software developers and hardware manufacturers would create new, useful, and innovative things for the platform. Since Android was introduced, we’ve seen a number of... Read more...
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